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Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the IAAS

The Annual General Meeting of the IAAS will take place at 3.45pm at Ulster University, Belfast on Saturday, April 29th. All members are encouraged to attend if possible as your input helps to shape the future direction of the Association. A number of positions on the Executive Committee will be open for election at this year’s AGM. We encourage nominations from members who have not yet had an opportunity to serve on the committee. You can view the agenda for the AGM here.

A brief EGM is scheduled for 3.30pm on Friday, April 28th. At this EGM, the following amendment to the IAAS Constitution will be put to a vote of the membership:

It is proposed to make the following changes to Section 4 (c) of the Constitution of the Irish Association for American Studies, and amend all subsequent references to these roles throughout the Constitution:

(c) The Executive Committee shall be:
(i) The Chair
(ii) The Vice Chair
(iii) The Secretary & Membership Secretary
(iv)  The Treasurer
(v) The Postgraduate Representative
(vi) The Early Career Representative
(vii) The IAAS representative to the European Association for American Studies
(viii) Two Ordinary members.***
A copy of the Association’s Constitution can be found here.

As a result of this amendment, the following positions will be open for election at the AGM:

  • Chair
  • Secretary & Membership Secretary
  • Postgraduate Representative
  • Early Career Representative

Other positions may become vacant as a result of these elections. If you are interested in serving on the Committee you must be a fully paid-up member of the Association before submitting your nomination. If you would like to nominate another member of the Association for any of these positions, you must have their written permission to do so.

Nominations should be emailed to the Secretary (dalyj5@tcd.ie) by 6pm on April 28th.

Notice of nominations received will be posted on the IAAS website, as well as at the conference venue. Should more than one nomination be received for any position, an election will be held during the AGM. Only members present at the AGM will be able to vote.

The minutes from last year’s AGM are posted on the IAAS website here. If you have any items you would like discussed at the AGM please contact the Secretary by April 20th.